Making Moves II
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In:Site, the graduate festival of creativity returns to Cathedral Square in the centre of Birmingham this September with a more ambitious programme.
Initiated by Craftspace, the independent craft development organisation, In-Site provides an opportunity for selected new arts graduates to create bespoke, site specific artworks.
Each artist has just four hours to install their temporary artwork, turning the making process into a performance.
Last year 1200 people engaged with the artists in the Square over the 5 day festival, while a further 1800 visited online. Countless more interacted during the evening and weekend.
Last year’s event saw 13 graduates from across the country create artworks ranged from a lace installation to a porcelain leaf “wishing tree” and live machine embroidered “portraits”.
Visit our blog www.insitefestival.wordpress.com to learn more about the event.
In:Site aims to present new craft in unexpected contexts, challenge preconceptions about craft and promote cutting edge ideas.
Festival runs 9th-13th September 2013
13 graduate opportunities
Working alongside a lead artist (an In:Site 2012 graduate)
4 hours each
Open to new graduates only
Travel expenses paid
Limited materials expenses paid
All art work left on show for the duration on the festival
Elements of the artwork can be prepared in advance of the festival but artists must include an element of the making process in the installation process
For more info or a proposal application form contact Stuart: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our touring exhibitions enable artists to develop new work and raise their profile nationally. Projects linked to exhibitions offer artists an opportunity to push the boundaries of their practice.
Our work was well displayed with well written and stimulating text. Seeing quality craft is always stimulating, but the educational and contextualising analysis made it so much more rewarding. I felt as if I'd been given an in-depth view of how our work fits into the current British craft scene.
Tilla Waters, Artist featured in Made in the Middle
Our education and community projects enable artists to explore making processes and engage with diverse people. These residencies offer artists new perspectives on their work through collaboration.
We broker partnerships in, for example, health or business settings, which offer artists new markets for their work.
The way the project evolved and the unknown territory it explored was a unique experience.
Ruth Spaak, Artist, Treasure Boxes Early Years project
The support from Craftspace and well constructed framework of the action research project was invaluable. The budget enabled us to be experimental and ambitious with ideas and materials. I am convinced that work produced with critical awareness and clarity of intention provides a means of fertile and stimulating debate with a public audience.
Kate Paxman, Artist, The Meeting of Hands and Hearts project for SELF exhibition
We work in partnership with others to support artists’ career development, for example through symposia, professional networks and voluntary placements.
See Pushing Boundaries.
Supporting artists to make and showcase contemporary crafts, work collaboratively and develop their practice.